York hosts mini music fest, documentary screenings for National Jazz Month

In honor of National Jazz Month, York Mayor C. Kim Bracey will hold a free Mini Jazz Fest 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 1 at the Strand-Capitol’s Philadelphia Street Studio, 50 N. George St., York. The event will begins with Mayor Bracey presenting a proclamation to local drummer and music instructor Jeff Stabley. Musicians participating in the event include will include jazz saxophonist Tim Warfield, Philadelphia’s Tony Miceli, Lebanon bassist Steve Meashey and Stabley. Read an interview with Warfield.
The Capitol Theatre continues the celebration with screenings of “A Great Day In Harlem” 7:30 p.m. April 1, 7 p.m. April 2 and 3 p.m. April 3 at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The hour-long documentary, nominated for an Academy Award in 1995, brings audiences back to August 1958, when American jazz musicians gathered outside a Harlem brownstone for a portrait. The movie features interviews with jazz greats including Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey and Count Basie. Quincy Jones narrates. The screenings will also include “The Spitball Story,” a short film about jazz frenemies Gillespie and Cab Calloway. Admission to the movie is $7.

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